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Outline for Meetings and Reflections This reflection guide examines the questions raised by Bishop Olmsted. With eight weekly reflections covering the document’s eight sections, this guide can help men understand the breach in faith today, as well as their unique role in repairing it. One part should be read each week, with your reading guided by the insights presented in the following sections:

Understanding the Breach Questions designed for individual reflection or group discussion after reading the section assigned for the week.

Bricks for the Breach Quotes from the document that provide a solid guide or “brick” for repairing the breach in the Church.

Sword of the Spirit Scripture passages or verses that are related to the content of the text. These passages can be considered “the sword of the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:17) that confronts and conquers evil. Consider reflecting on the passages using the traditional practice known as Lectio Divina (divine reading) by first reading the verse aloud slowly and with reverence. Then, read the verse a second time; while it is being read, begin to meditate on its meaning. Next, pray to God that he will reveal which sentences or words from the passage apply to your own life. Finally, contemplate these words or sentences and ask God to speak to you through them. - 45 -

Into the Breach  

An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men

Into the Breach  

An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men